Summer McIntosh Breaks World Record in 400m Individual Medley

Summer McIntosh made history at the 2024 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials by setting a new world record in the 400m individual medley with a time of 4:24:38. This was nearly a second and a half faster than her previous world record set in Toronto during the 2023 trials. With this incredible performance, McIntosh has secured a nomination to swim the 400 IM at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

McIntosh expressed her excitement for Paris, stating that she is focused on enjoying the experience and working on her strategy and pacing for the event. She acknowledged the support of the crowd, noting that their energy and encouragement during the race played a significant role in her success.

In addition to her record-breaking performance in the 400 IM, McIntosh has also claimed victories in the 400m freestyle and the 200m freestyle at the trials. She is set to compete in three more events over the coming days, including the 100m freestyle, the 200m butterfly, and the 200m individual medley. The seven-day event will conclude on Sunday, 19 May.

McIntosh’s outstanding performances at the Canadian trials position her as a strong contender for the Canadian delegation heading to Paris. However, ultimately, her participation in

By Sophia Gonzalez

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